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Design the Next Generation Juvenile Justice Information System.

Award Information

Award #
2005-JL-FX-K038
Location
Congressional District
Status
Closed
Funding First Awarded
2005
Total funding (to date)
$2,038,379

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $789,315)

The Hawaii Office of the Attorney General is engaged in an on-going process of upgrading Hawaii's Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS). JJIS is a statewide information system that combines juvenile offender information from police, prosecutors, Family Court and youth correctional facilities. It serves all juvenile justice agencies in Hawaii. Through the successful completion of this project, Hawaii's JJIS will become a more useful tool in helping the juvenile justice agencies accomplish their important missions. The Hawaii Office of the Attorney General has a 2004 congressional earmark with OJJDP that started the first steps in a successful technology update. The deliverables in the previous project were a user needs assessment and a recommendation for new technology. This project takes the next step through delivery of a general design and a technical design for the updates JJIS. This project also provides for a JJIS Project Manager, a staff position that will insure sufficient resources for successful completion of the project. Progress will be measured by the hiring and training of the Project Manager, execution of the contract for the general and technical designs, and the review and acceptance of the designs by the stakeholders. The grantee will submit categorical assistance progress reports in GMS that will report on eleven (11) performance measures including: the program manager submitting monthly evaluations of agency meetings with a focus on agency needs or issues; program manager providing bi-weekly reports detailing adherence to project plans; and program manager will create a final strategic plan. NCA/NCF

Hawaii's Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS) is a statewide information system that combines juvenile offender information from police, prosecutors, Family Court and youth Correctional Facility. It serves all juvenile justice agencies in Hawaii. This project will engage a vendor to provide technical expertise in current web technology to assist the JJIS staff in the development phase of the project, and also extends the funding for a Project Manager who will insure sufficient resources for successful completion of the project. Progress will be measured by the successful installation of system hardware and software, execution of the contract for the technical expert, and successful development and testing of system applications. Through the successful completion of this project, Hawaii's JJIS will become a more useful tool in helping the juvenile justice agencies accomplish their important mission in track juvenile offenders. JJIS includes first exposure to the justice system and extends through prosecution, adjudication, and incarceration.

NCA/NCF

The Next Generation Juvenile Justice Information System (NG JJIS) is being developed to replace the legacy mainframe application that was initially designed in the 1980's and implemented in 1997. The NG JJIS application will be a secure, web-based, user friendly application, designed to serve the needs and requirements for information sharing of the Juvenile Justice Information Committee (JJIC) member-agencies. The member-agencies include the four county Police Departments, the four county Prosecuting Attorneys, the four circuits of the Family Court, the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility and the Department of the Attorney General.

The scope of the strategic plan is not limited to the development of the NG JJIS application, i.e. an Information Technology strategic plan, but also includes the JJIC member-agencies' interactions within the context of the NG JJIS. It involves how each agency's goals and initiatives related to juvenile justice impact the juvenile justice system. The NG JJIS will provide the facility to collect the data from all of the participating agencies and align them so analysis and evaluation of the data may be performed.

The goal, vision and strategic objectives were initially defined as part of the NG JJIS Conceptual Design process so the JJIC members could formulate ideas as to the direction the NG JJIS was heading. This strategic plan was developed parallel to the NG JJIS Detailed Design effort to include the prioritized requirements and policy statements that were identified to move forward as part of the detailed design. The NG JJIS Strategic Planning Subcommittee worked to refine the goal, vision and strategic objectives, develop tasks to achieve the strategic objectives and define performance measures. NCA/NCF

Date Created: September 13, 2005